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    Treadmill motor for pusher trailer?

    Hi,

    i just pulled this motor from a working treadmill that has developed a urine smell everytime it is turned on.

    I was thinking of making a heavy pusher trailer with this motor and 3-4 RV batteries. What do you guys think?

    Here's the stats:

    Permanent Magnet DC motor
    2.25 Hp
    130 Volts DC
    18 Amps
    3600 rpm

    I hooked it up to 12Volts and I was able to stop the flyweel with a gloved hand.

    When I hooked it up to 24Volts, I was unable to stop the flywheel with a gloved hand. and when I grabbed it first then applied the power, it felt like 40-50lbs of pulling power.

    Update: I just found out where the urine smell was coming from. There is a sleeve on one of the rollers that had moved to one side and it was rubbing against the frame....burnt plastic. I guess, i could put this treadmill back together, if you think I should abandon this idea.
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    i would use it for a project
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    I have all the components for a belt drive, including a plastic pulley that has an inner diameter that might match the diameter of a rear chainset without all the sprockets in place. The sprockets do come off, don't they?

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    if your have a izip the rear sprocket is hard to remove, i used a screwdriver and hammer. theres no park tool
    made to remove that china made rear sprocket.
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    Build a powered treadmill bike?

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    I have an Izip, but I will be using crap parts from other bikes to make a pusher trailer

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